Maria Sharapova

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Maria Sharapova  congratulates Anastasija Sevastova after she was knocked out of the US Open by the 16th seed. Photograph: John G. Mabanglo/EPA

For four matches in a row at this US Open a player ranked 146 in the world has appeared exclusively on the main court, Arthur Ashe, while lamely prote(...)

Maria Sharapova celebrates beating Sofia Kenin to reach the last-16 of the US Open. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

Maria Sharapova fought off the challenge of American teenager Sofia Kenin to reach the fourth round of the US Open. After three-set struggles against(...)

Maria Sharapova is through to the third round of the US Open. Photograph: Ben Solomon/NYT

The Maria Sharapova Show, a drama in two parts, extended its New York run on day three of the US Open when Timea Babos bowed to the Russian’s enduring(...)

Maria Sharapova reacts after beating Simona Halep in her opening game of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova was back in black: in a lace-topped, sparkling diamante outfit that nodded to Audrey Hepburn’s dress in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, one of(...)

Martina Navratilova gets a hug from Chris Evert  after beating her in the final of the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon in 1978. Photograph: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images

For decades, women’s tennis was blessed with first-name-basis rivalries that remain etched in the public’s consciousness. But as tennis fans salivate (...)

Maria Sharapova has been handed a wild card for the US Open. Photograph: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty

The United States Tennis Association has awarded Maria Sharapova a wild card to enter the main draw of this year’s US Open, which will be her first Gr(...)

Serena Williams: has she been properly recognised for her amazing tally of 23 Grand Slam wins? Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

You would be forgiven for getting excited about Roger Federer claiming his 19th Grand Slam at Wimbledon last weekend. Many people have responded sayin(...)

In all there are eight men’s and eight women’s matches played at Wimbledon on Monday.

If Wimbledon ever had a moving day, this is it. The top four male players in the world, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and a resurgent Raf(...)

German Angelique Kerber in action during her first-round match victory over American Irina Falconi. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Angelique Kerber has spent more weeks on the top of women’s tennis than Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova combined – longer, in fact, than all but 11(...)

A general view inside Centre Court as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays his men’s  quarter-final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia last year.  Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

The stage is set. The actors primed. At Wimbledon everything has been Championship ready since last Saturday. The grass has been trimmed to precisely (...)

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